Carson Blevins is a senior at Polk County High School and lives in Delano, Tennessee. She was nominated and selected for this honor because she excels both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities and is passionate about giving back to her community. To say Carson is well-rounded is an understatement.
As a student, Carson is heavily involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) serving as her school’s chapter vice president for two years. Carson also serves Tennessee’s overall FBLA as the vice president and is the first student from Polk County High School (PCHS) to be elected to a leadership position at the state level. Carson’s desire to learn led her to enroll in one of PCHS’s inaugural leadership courses, a collaboration with Capturing Kids Hearts. Through this, Carson learned connection skills that she uses every day to impact others.
Carson is a three year varsity cheerleader, yearbook staffer, and a member of the prom committee and the 4H Honor Club. She is also a recent inductee into the prestigious National Honor Society and has been a three year member of Beta Club, where she participated in multiple community service events.
In her community, Carson served as a Leadership Polk ambassador and volunteers with the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. She donates her time to the local food bank and Disabled American Veterans events. She advocates for organ donation through Donate Life. Carson’s generous heart has led her to donate her time to make goodie bags for local cancer patients, a cause near to her heart because of her grandfather’s battle with cancer. Seeing the joy that this act of kindness brought to others who were going through a very difficult time impacted Carson at a young age and has led her to seek opportunities to bring that joy to others through community service.
She is the daughter of Jackie and Rosie Blevins. Carson and her family hosted a Polish exchange student, Julia, who Carson refers to as her “bonus sister.”